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Kingsport Fire Dept. No. 1

My beautiful picture

This is Kingsport Fire Department’s No. 1, purchased in 1917.  It’s an American LaFrance pumper.  I took this in 1979, when I was still shooting Tri-X and processing it myself.  At that time, the KFD kept this unit in Station #1 on Island Street.  There’s a short history of the KFD right here.

This unit is now in a department-constructed building on the Ft. Henry Drive side of Station #2.